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Amazon App Store Updated To 2.6.53, Bringing Test Drive Capability To Android Devices

amazonOne of the great things about Amazon's App Store is that its online interface allows users to "test drive" apps before deciding to download them. This functionality definitely comes in handy, especially when mulling over the decision whether to buy a paid app.

In an update to the App Store app today, Amazon – besides fixing a download bug and improving stability – introduced its Test Drive feature, meaning users can preview apps right from the palm of their hand before downloading.

Total Commander For Android v1.0 And All Its Plugins Finally Enter The Play Store

total commanderTotal Commander, which only graduated to the "final" status yesterday, made it all the way to the Play Store today, along with all three of its plugins: FTP, LAN, and WebDAV. This event concluded the saga that started back in July of last year when the very first preview release was unveiled by Christian Ghisler, the author of the wildly popular application for Windows.

Because We May – Coalition Of Game Developers Set To Offer Deep Discounts In Celebration Of Pricing Freedom

1From May 24th to June 1st, a boatload of your favorite Android games will be going on sale in celebration of pricing freedom. Because We May, a coalition of game developers that is "preparing for launch," announced the sale recently, explaining that the purpose of the sale is to "celebrate online stores that give us control over pricing."

Social Phonebook TrueCaller Now Available on Android

1Truecaller offers a worldwide name and number lookup for your Android device for absolutely free. It allows you too match phone numbers to names, addresses, social networks and images. It ties in with Facebook and LinkedIn to bring you the most relevant information about the person calling you. The address book also automatically updates if someone changes a number. The service already has 3 million users worldwide and looks to expand even more with the added Android platform.

WordPress For Android Updated To 2.1, Brings Autosave, Comment Editing, UI Changes, And More

wordpress for androidWordPress's official Android app has been updated with a bunch o' new features, as well as numerous performance and UI enhancements. The popular blogging platform's (hey, we use it) app has been on a bit of a bumpy road since its initial release, but has consistently been improving over the last year. Hopefully this release will stomp some of the issues that have made it a bit frustrating to use at times. Here's the changelog:

Facebook Takes a Tip From Blackberry

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For those of you that have used a Blackberry and used Blackberry messenger remember how you could see if someone had read the messages you’d sent and just hadn’t bothered to reply? Well now it would seem Facebook has taken a liking to this idea also with their most recent Messenger update.

Draw Something loses 5 million daily users in a month

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The higher they climb, the harder they fall, as is the case with OMGPOP's most popular game, Draw Something. About a month ago, it had over 15 million users. A month ago, that is.

New SwiftKey 3 Beta Now Available, Offers A Handful Of Highly-Requested Fixes

swiftkeyIn the midst of all the Samsung Galaxy S III hullabaloo, SwiftKey decided to release the latest best of its mind-reading keyboard. This new beta brings some of the most highly-requested features since the last beta release:

Instagram alternatives and companion apps

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Say what you will about Facebook's purchase of Instagram last week and whether or not Big Blue is going to ruin its new acquisition. The fact is, it's already immensely popular for Android and people love to look at photos. Maybe it's because of clever filters, vignettes, and borders. Maybe it's because people just love to take pictures of sushi and cats.

Linux Tycoon, "The Nerdiest MMO Ever Conceived," Headed To Android With Online Play

linuxIt appears that Linux Tycoon, "the world's premier 'Linux Distribution Building Simulation Game'," will be gaining online play soon, and (more importantly) is officially headed for Android (and iOS).

In a blog post earlier today, Lunduke announced both of these exciting developments, and explained just how the game's new online capabilities will work: the mind behind "the nerdiest MMO ever conceived" will be releasing Linux Tycoon Server, allowing players to run their own "world" for online play separate from the official server, and also allowing for customization of the play experience including gameplay settings and Package lists.

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